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parents are trying to get their kids back on schedule. little distracted. nfl season kicks off on wednesday night. three, lateren the week, thursday, mtv, big award show. they wonder if younger folks, the president needs like he had four years ago will be tuned into the pop culture stuff on mtv and not convention. never a good time to schedule these things. advantage is they're going second a good chance to play defense and rebutt what we heard last week. still, never a good time for these things. >> never. >> we're all split attention these days. >> the political world and public are buzzing abut last week's rnc in tampa. >> one key moment in tampa is fresh in a lot of mind. clint eastwood talking to that, empty chair for 12 minutes. what's up? hey? >> rick klein looks at the impact of all that political stagecraft. >> reporter: president obama and the democrats get to spend the week filling the chair presented by clint eastwood on stage last week.
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national security and foreign policy almost nonexistent from the rhetoric voiced by republicans in tampa. the president has natural advantage there, only one commander-in-chief at a time. >> to me the empty chair which matters, neither side talked to the empty chair of the man or woman that didn't come home from iraq, people are sitting around the table, their wife, daughter is gone. the woman who has to work two shifts. isn't able to have flex time. empty chair of a grandfather with alzheimers can't be there, because the family can't manage them. >> reporter: the white house on a lighter note released recipe for the secret brew of the white house, beer recipe. an effort to reach white working class voters. the secret to the election, perhaps, president obama trying to sent message he is ready to occupy the seat next to you even if it is a bar stool. rick klein, abc news, charlotte. >> cheers. >> good stuff. >> bottom up. thank you, mr. president. speak of the president and serious news. the president will travel to louisiana today to see firsthand
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the aftermath of hurricane isaac. hundreds of thousand of homes and businesses still have no power this morning. nearly a week after the storm hit. many people are still being kept from their homes because of all of the widespread flooding in parts of the state. those who have been able to go home, still face misery once they get there. >> everybody has been hanging out on their front porches. pretty much the only place we can get a breeze. and not -- you know, be sweltering in your own house. so -- it's been sort of miserable. we are hoping that around the corner they will get the power on by today. >> there is new worry about west pearl river in mississippi could top its banks and threaten 5,000 homes in that area. amazing a week later still talking about, watching rivers cresting, and all that. just the widespread impact off a minor hurricane. >> 400,000 still without power, of any kind. can you imagine just, the types of weather that they're dealing with now, and the flooding and
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mugginess and water and the heat, and no air conditioning? got to be tough. >> heat above 100 degrees in parts of louisiana. why folks are going to shelters, relatives, elsewhere. it's too much. >> in new orleans they had the decadence festival that went off without a hitch. game at the superdome, tulane/rutgers. >> getting heated up for the football season. saints are ready. >> when they come marching in. >> black and gold. 'tis the season. >> no bounty this year. >> are you a bears girl? >> going to root for bears and bengals. >> saints and eagles. that's me. >> oil production slowly resuming after hurricane isaac shut down rigs in the gulf. at the height of the storm nearly 500 oil rigs were evacuated. 18 are still out of operation this morning. analysts say as workers return it could be several days before production is back to normal. that gulf drilling disruption is one reason that the average price of a gallon of
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gas is now $3.80. that is 13 cents higher than a year ago. and highest ever recorded during labor day weekend. prices expected to drop later this week. always anticipating something, never know what it is going to be. >> we'll be there for every penny. a forest fire burning out of control in the southern california mountains forced thousand of visitors to evacuate spoiling their holiday weekend. the fire erupted yesterday in the angeles national forest and quickly spread to 3,000 acres near popular recreational area. fire is billowing so much smoke it can be seen from downtown l.a. >> wow. here is your labor day forecast. hope a good one where you are. thunderstorms from albuquerque, phoenix, denver. hail, gusty wind in the dakota. heavy rain and flooding from the ohio and tennessee valleys. 80s in the midwest. 80s from miami up to baltimore. triple digits in dallas and
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phoenix. and some 70s in the pacific northwest. well, one polish city really went to the dogs this weekend. the 18th annual sausage dog parade, featured a marching band and krakow's favorite pooch, the hot dog. >> wasn't a hot dog. couldn't get bratwurst. just dogs? >> the highlight a costume contest, a dog, a goldfish, and astronaut, a dog as a hot dog in a bun with ketchup and relish, down on the farm dog, jeans and bandanna. the prize as a sausage dog dressed as a mexican with a sombrero. is that politically correct? we'll show it to you. >> exactly. this dates back to 1973. been doing this a while? my girlfriend loves that little hot dog. every time she sees one on the street. loves it. >> i like hot dogs on the
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more than 20 years old and could be in danger of collapsing. >> reporter: it was prom night in indiana. then suddenly chaos. watch again -- the deck goes down in 2 second. the teens suffered bumps and bruises, but this virginia woman broke her leg after her deck collapsed and others have been killed. what should you watch out for? first experts say look for cracked and rotted wood. the people at this birthday party in redmond, washington, had no idea their deck was rotting until it fell out from under them banging them up. another warning sign, weak connections like nails. experts say make sure the deck is bolted instead straight through to the skeleton of the house. >> there was a loud crack, but nothing before that. like, we didn't hear creaking. >> reporter: two people in critical condition after this dramatic deck collapse in
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golden, colorado. third, even if the deck is attached properly make sure the bolts aren't core rowearing. what happens when people ignore the warning signs. abc news had this built with the number one flaw, weak connections so we could demolish it and show you. one, two, three. it's textbook. like so many, our deck collapses against the building adding a crushing hazard to the danger. that's why experts say if your deck is more than 15 years old get it inspected immediately. >> the last 12 years since 2000, 30 people have died in collapses. >> better safe than sorry. get it inspected if there is any doubt at all. lighten the mood when we come back. >> yeah, coming up eva longoria's high profile romance. >> tom cruise's auditioning process and this was no movie role we are talking about.
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>> it wasn't. >> coming up next in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> welcome back, everybody. very interesting possible new couple out there, eva longoria "desperate housewives" fame and broke up with tony parker. could be with another athlete. getting
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>> ladies, write me on face book or twitter, tell me what it is, about john mayer.
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>> he is a musical crooner and hard to get. every woman wants to feel like they could be the one dating him. >> he is the bad boy singer. >> here we go. he looks weird when he sings. i can't get over that. his face gets all. >> he gets into it. >> that's not getting into it. he looks unattractive when he sings. great, great music. >> okay. >> john. send her an e-mail. >> tom cruz. the article in vanity fair, detailed the process in 2004. how they picked his next girlfriend. top secret project within the church. they had an elaborate auditioning process for actresses, members of scientology. thought they were auditioning for a new film. they were auditioning to be his girlfriend here. scientology folks are denying and tom cruise will not comment. and this led to the match up with an actress, gorgeous woman. look at her. sad thing, so intricate, they had a file on her boyfriend at
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♪ at work i just take time ♪ and all through the coffee break time ♪ >> i say a little prayer for you. >> you can't sing. you don't do much on the show. >> we'll tell you the story later. that was one of many songs written by hal david. one half of the iconic writing team. >> david collaborated with burt bacharach died of a stroke over the weekend. at the age of 91. with a look at his legacy, lyrics and life. here is david muir. >> reporter: one half of a writing duo that would create the sound track for so many american lives. he teamed up with burt bacharach in the 1960s.
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who could forget this one? ♪ rain drops keep falling on my head just like the guy ♪ >> reporter: they would win oscars for the rain drops. hal david lived in new york. bacharach in l.a. they would often collaborate by telephone. ♪ i'm combing my hair now >> reporter: how they came up with this one. ♪ i say a little prayer for you ♪ >> reporter: and in college, david once said songs should be like a little film, 3, 4 minutes long and say the as simply as possible. >> the idea of reaching out with warmth and love. is so simple. but it is not so simple. people don't do it. >> reporter: hal david would help make dionne warwick a star, she helped honor him in 2004. ♪ what the world needs now is love sweet love ♪
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♪ it's the only thing that there's just too little of ♪ >> reporter: when there was heartbreak -- ♪ walk on by >> reporter: warwick's video in the '60s. david said when he wrote the wrong and it went nowhere he would stick it in the drawer before trying it again. something david told us a few years ago perhaps just as poignant today. >> i think my true politics are in what the world needs now is love. and i think, you know, that's where the politics of the nation. ♪ that's there's for everyone >> would be a happier place right now. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> amazing. >> i love that his greatest achievements came after he was 40 years old. >> never too late, huh. live a full life.
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>> 40, never too late. >> no, hardly.
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this morning on "world news now" -- working holiday. the candidates hit the campaign trail on this labor day. >> president obama is targeting swing states before he heads to the democratic convention. it's monday, september 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody. happy labor day. i am rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. we will hear how president obama and mitt romney are laying political ground work for the homestretch of the campaign. also ahead this monday morning, the struggles to recover from isaac. why thousand of folks in louisiana face new danger today and so many folks still dr
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struggling without electricity. 400,000 without electricity. coming up, a monster truck goes out of control at a crowded show. we'll see what happens to spectators that were there to watch the race. ooh, look at that. later if a new laptop is on your back to school list, our contributor here with computers that are top in their class. i just need one that doesn't break. >> like the fine ones here at abc. >> i need the internet. is that too much to ask. wi-fi. >> didn't be demanding it's overnight. first the democrats step into the convention spotlight this week gathering in charlotte to nominate president obama for a second term. >> while the democrats take center stage, republicans are trying to keep their momentum as well. abc's david kerley is covering the campaign. >> reporter: the president told students the republican convention was selling outdated
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economic idea. >> an agenda that was better suited for the last century. it was a rerun. it could have been on nick at night. we have seen it before. you might have watched it on a black and white tv with rabbit ears. >> reporter: mitt romney on the attack in ohio with first week of college football providing a metaphor. one of the promises he made was he was going to create more jobs. and today 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or underemployed. let me tell you if you have a coach that is 0-23 million, you say the is time to get a new coach. >> reporter: another possible distraction for romney, reports that the new york attorney general is probing the tax practices of some of the country's biggest private equity firms including bain capital. romney and his management reportedly are not part of the investigation. meanwhile back on the trail in
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kaegs -- indication of how close the race is. the president imploring voters to vote early. he did so in ohio. democratic registrations have dropped off since the president was elected. so what well you hear for the next 60 plus days. listen up for this back and forth. >> we are going to help the american people and help the families of america. >> they have tried to sell us these tired, trickle down you are on your own policies before. >> paul ryan and i have a plan that will get america working again. >> he did not offer a new idea. >> belter future is ahead. >> just retread the same old policies. >> america is going to come roaring back. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> we're taking this country back. >> i'm asking for a second term. >> reporter: mitt romney will be taking part in debate practice. with the race so close this year, the debates could prove to be critical. >> a lot of riding on the debats for sure. democrats will bring out the a list.
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wondering who the big speakers will be, the mayor of san antonio texas, the rubio count part. and the brains behind the new consumer financial protection bureau that obama set sup up. so look for those. of course, in addition to bill clinton. and obama himself. >> yeah, and then, his, obama's own campaign manager, adviser, rather said enthusiasm is something they're going to have to deal with. it is not going to be the same as 2008. now they have the challenge of filling the huge stadium, 75,000 people to try to fill it though they haven't seen the same kind of as 2008. >> last thing they want the cameras to catch empty seats for the stadium thursday. going to try to shove folks in there. 75,000. >> with potential of rain, no
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umbrellas, no roof, which could be a whole another issue. >> mother nature is not kind to the conventions. moving on to other news. this morning. more political news. president obama has a campaign stop in the battleground state of ohio this morning. before he heads to louisiana to view damage from isaac. hundred of thousand of folks don't have power nearly a week after the storm hit. homeland security chief, janet napolitano was in mississippi reassuring everyone there the federal government stand behind them to help. there is a new worry this morning about flooding threat from the west pearl river in mississippi. the river expected to crest, five feet above flood stage tomorrow. 5,000 homes are being threatened. the danger seems to have passed near a canal loch in the parish. >> current situation is everything is stable. the integrity of the structure is fine. >> as a further sign that things are slowly getting back to normal. schools in the area will reopen tomorrow. moving on now, a fast-moving
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forest fire is blazing across southern california mountains this morning. driving thousand of visitors from a popular recreational area. labor day weekend plans were cut short yesterday as campground in the angeles national forest nude -- forest had to be evacuated. it spread to 3,600 acre. we have seen so much the last few months. >> here is your labor day weather. thunderstorms in the rockies. hail storms, dangerous wind from the dakotas toward wisconsin. sdwro it is going to be hot in the southern plains. >> 101 in dallas. 90s from colorado springs to kansas city. 80s in the northern rockies and midwest. and some 70s here in the northeast. >> the self-proclaimed messiah, reverend moon has died. he was best known in the u.s. for mass weddings by the
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unification church which he headed. he owned many companies including "the washington times" newspaper. he died from pneumonia. he was 92. now we turn to oregon where a monster truck went out of control during a race and headed straight for the spectators. cameras were rolling from on top of an 8-foot-high berm. the truck careened toward the crowd. looking at that, people and chairs. three people were hurt. a father and his 11-year-old son. none of their injuries was serious. thankfully. no charges will be field against the driver. >> amazing there weren't anyeni. >> marine experts are fighting to save five whales from a pod of pilot whales that beached themselves saturday. 22 whales were stranded on a beach. volunteers came to help. one expert said one of the whales may have been sick. and the others stayed by his side. >> they have a very tight-knit
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social group. if one animal is not well, they will follow the others, they will come into shore and the others will follow suit. >> the 17 didn't make it. the plan now is to get the five surviving whales healthy enough to move to sea world in a week for more care. eventually return them to the ocean. instead of killing, the world's deadliest spider, australians are asked to catch them. the country's stocks of venom from the spiders are dangerously low. the venom is needed for the antidote used to treat bite victims. without it a person could die within hours. the public is asked to carefully catch the spiders and turn them over to authorities. >> wow. a growing number of newborns are at risk, at risk rather, are benefiting from breast milk dough th donated by mothers. milk banks, distributed 2 million ounces of breast milk up last year, up from 1.8 million
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the year before. hospital distribute to babies that are preterm or fragile. the banks are struggling to keep up with demand. milk banks charge $3 to $5 per ounce, tested on blood testing of the donated milk for bacteria and milk pasturization the anything to add, rob? >> i defer to the authorities on the issue of breast milk the you had something you wanted to add don't you? >> i had a freezer full. i actually, like, our power went out the i lost all of it. i was planning on donating that. >> do y'all produce so much you could have a freezer full of the stuff? >> depend. some women. a whole another subject. >> not setting up a joke. >> can you guys bring my breast pump in. >> in my office. >> my wife called me, a dairy farm in the midwest. i pre deuoduced a lot of milk t kids couldn't keep up with it.
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i had bags frozen. wanted to donate it. it got ruined. >> freezer full. >> you can buy bags, bottles, glass jars, freeze it, store it. warm it up. >> wow. >> the things you are going to learn. >> i have learned something today for sure. >> eye opening. among many things. >> my mind is racing now. >> mama. on a high note, since turning 30 on thursday. going to reretire. played some of his best tennis in a while. not going away. >> yesterday, say this name, he put away fabio fonini. put him away with persistence. a huge dose of support from the crowd. and the last american man to win the u.s. open. back in 2003. tomorrow plays a fourth round match against the 2009 vi 0 0 0. then says he will retire. if he wins that one too.
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>> keeps going. fourth round tuesday. giving away, souvenirs, towels, tennis rackets. >> no pressure on him. >> yeah, roll with it. hope he wins. coming up next, insomniacs will love this one. extra features. >> the high school quarterback making history. wait until you meet her. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ .
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play quarterback on a high school football team. abc's correspondent introduces us. >> reporter: with a snap and handoff -- the gridiron ceiling was shattered. erin demiglio is the first female in florida football history to play as quarterback. >> i have always wanted to play football since i was a little kid. >> reporter: the 17-year-old south plantation high school senior was drafted to play by doug gatewood who coached her in flag football and saw her potential. >> he asked me to throw the football. i liked it. i stuck with it. >> reporter: under friday night lights and under a packed crowd, demiglio's team was down, and as she marched on to the field, the crowd cheered her on as she made history. but none cheering harder than her parents. >> my heart starts racing. i am just so excited for her.
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and for all of those here today. >> reporter: the team kicker said she had been more than welcomed on to the team. >> sam as having a guy on the team. she is a hard worker got to say that. >> reporter: she is focused on football not fame. >> i don't have anything to say. just out here to prove myself. >> reporter: the newly minted quarterback, helped close out the team's victory. >> you go, girl! all right. >> that's right. her dad taught her to throw a nice tight spiral when she was a little girl. her dad is a police officer. her high school coach, coached the girls flag football team. she was throwing balls so hard that the other girls couldn't catch them. he invited her to come and throw, throw to the boys. >> she had a role model too. look at that. we found your high school yearbook photo right there, looking good. >> bringing it up from the rear. their starting tailback. >> that's a little personal. you threw some tight -- you know what i mean?
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welcome back, everybody. parents spend so much more on back to school stuff than they used to. forget the pencils and lunch boxes. students these days they need laptop thousands. abc's tech contributor tina is in with some of the top of the line merchandise. mix of things. good morning, tina. glad you could be here. >> good morning. >> people, there are so many laptops on the market these days. you walk into best buy, where do i begin? what should folks and students look for? >> it can be overwhelming when you go into the stores. the most important thing to take into consideration. any time shopping for a laptop.
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think about what am i going to be using this laptop for. >> okay. okay. >> because if you spend hours researching online and end up buying the super fancy expensive compute r a computer and end it for checking e-mail, surfing the internet. and word procession. which is what a lot of students use their computers for. you wasted a lot of money. you don't need the super-duper fan fancy laptop. the best example of that is sony vioe-series laptop. i had time with it. turns out it is great, great for being super portable. this one is just a little over 3 pound. totally light. take it to the library. take it to class. super portable. so, i really like this one. and the best part is the price. it is $450. >> not bad. >> super good value. >> guy number two here.
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>> this is the dell computer, inspiron, 13 z. i like dell as a choice for back to school. because you get a lot of options when it comes to customizing it, inside and outside. this particular one has the latest dual core intel i-5 processor, handles multitasking really well. i chose this one. i like the 13-inch screen size. i feel like it hits the sweet spot for screens where 13 inches is not too big, not too small. just right. >> very cool. move on to this one here, what's good about this one? >> if you want a slightly larger screen, 14 inches, the u 47-a, a full-fledged computer the you have pretty much all the ports you could possibly need for a computer. and you get -- you get a dvd drive. >> price on this? go back to this on price? >> this one is $800. this one, you could get for normally $700, but, with the student discount you can get it
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for $686 or as low as $568. >> don't forget student discounts. can we important. especially with this one. the pricey one. the one my girlfriend has. i love it. it does cost you. >> 13 inch, mac book air. right away when you lift it. >> so light. >> super light. like barely 3 pound. little under 3 pounds. full sized keyboard. the best, one of the best resolutions for a screen that i have seen so far. >> good. it's good. >> kind of knocks them out of the water. >> it will cost you. >> what's the price tag on this? awe normally $1,200. student discount $1,150. until september 31 you snag one and get a gift card. >> helpful for back to school shoppers. happy shopping. a look at the lap tops. for another look at the products as well. check out our facebook page at
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>> oh, rob, are you in the mood for a bed, a new bed? >> always. >> you have $34,000 to throw down on one. >> that would be a negative, ghost writer. >> man you have $34,000 between the mattresses. there is a $34,000. natural bed. contain no metal the they contain seaweed, horse hair, silk, wool, cotton, cactus fiber, down goose, and they are stuffed with rubber organically extracted from the base of a rubber tree. the company founder said that he thought up the idea in his 20s
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while taking a nap on seaweed on a beach. >> what makes it better? >> regulates humidity, and ventilation and elasticity. and your vocabulary. >> seaweed, horse hair. get out of here. >> that's a bunch of seaweed. >> told you about a story. gamblers at golden nugget in atlantic city a parentally the dealer did not shuffle the card correctly. it was a new deck. the manufacturer says, they were preshuffled. the dealer didn't bother to shuffle. he was dealing the cards. winning hand. winning hand. $1.5 million, the winners won collectively. the casino tried to dispute. the court got involved. casino, that is your fault. the players get to keep their money. $1.5 million. have to go in, honor the chips.
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the players go to cash them in. casino not off the hook. great call. i agree. want to update you. the casinos lose money. >> thank you for nfollowing up. >> american artist working in sweden, plans on collecting the sweat of swedish glassblowers and selling it to tourist as perfume. this is a guy, daniel pelcher, american artist working in sweden. >> sweat? >> the glassblowers' sweat and work is something they appreciate when they come and look. there isn't a huge difference in selling the glassblower's sweat and the product. >> my sweat stings. don't bottle that up. >> anybody who wants a little sweat. come here. oh, lord. it's hard work sitting here reading in the middle of the night. >> makeup. rob need powder. >> for $100. this is yours. get you some. need to make some money.
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this morning on "world news now" -- campaign crunch time for the democarts. just before their big national convention. >> with the polls neck in neck, president obama and joe biden hitting the states hard to have the voters re-elect them. it is labor day, monday, september 3rd. good morning, early on this labor day 2012. everybody, i am rob nelson. >> is it more depressing working on a holiday or that it is september? >> a hard call. nothing like laboring on labor day. >> both of them, right.
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>> indeed. >> a labor of love for all of you. i'm paula faris. we'll take you to charlotte for the preview of the democratic national convention. and president obama heading to the gulf region hit hard by isaac. you will see how hundreds of thousands of people are coping with floods several days in a row with no power. upwards of 400 tin the state of louisiana without the juice. >> it is tough. august and cement eseptember in lens and louisiana, hot days. imagine, five, six straight days without any a.c. in weather like that. on top of the watt r and the trees down and all the mess and the stress. ooh, sweating it out. >> i don't feel bad working on labor day. >> ac is good in here the we know that. accidents that seem to be happening far too often at air shows. the crash that shook spectators in the state of iowa and what the feds are now doing about safety. how many times have we seen a
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scene like that over the last few years? >> "insomniac theater," take you back to the great depression for the crime drama "lawless" see shila lebeof's film. >> you liked it. you want for free. >> shh. >> i knew you liked it. >> i have popcorn. >> what's not to like. before all that, the political focus swings to charlotte, north carolina this week as democrats gather to nominate president obama for a second term. >> beavfore they arrive at the convention, president obama and vice president biden are busy making their case on the campaign trail. karen travers joins us live from charlotte this morning. hi, karen. >> reporter: hi, paula. hi, rob. democrats have been pouring into charlotte over the weekend. the obama campaign hopes they're fired up and ready to go. last week, republicans had the
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spotlight. now, it's the democrats' turn. before president obama and vice president biden arrive here in charlotte, they're on a jam-packed battleground state swing. the president revved up a crowd of 13,000 supporters in colorado. one of his largest events yet. >> if you are willing to vote for men november we will win boulder and we will win colorado. we will win this election. >> reporter: in wisconsin, vice president biden slammed the republican ticket. >> what they espouse is a social policy right out of the 60s, a foreign policy with echos of the cold war, and an economic approximately see that brought us great recession. >> reporter: rivals storm the campaign trail, mitt romney had a quiet day in new hampshire. he attended mormon church service is with his family and next few days he will be out of sight as he begins preparations for the debates. in charlotte. several hundred demonstrators took to the streets. a march againsticagainstic -- e
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inequality. >> you are the 99%. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama arrives here in charlotte today. and last week she told david letterman she hopes americans tune into the conventions because pob, paula, she said that's when the campaign begins. >> though she admitted she didn't watch the rnc at all. >> true. >> she knows what they're going to say. >> karen, question for you. obama and biden really burning up the frequent flier miles during the battleground states. what's on the agenda today? >> they really want to steal back the spotlight. biden in michigan today. a critical state for them. the president in ohio today. he is going there, a state they're paying a lot of attention to. both campaigns are really pouring a lot of resources in. but rob, you will like this one, have hey little detour. heading down to louisiana later today. he is going to meet with officials there to survey the flood damage and get a briefing on how things are going.
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chance for him to look presidential, but, rob, paula, remember, mitt romney did it last week. he beat hem to it when he went down last friday. >> he did. got a jump on him too. also, post-convention people lack to talk about whether the candidates get a bounce from that or not. according to the latest polls, things are still neck in neck. not much of a bounce. doesn't help democrats get their turn days later. >> no, they stole the spotlight back. one poll had president obama up one point. really statistically insignificant. doesn't matter when it's that close. another poll, had mitt romney going up two points after the convention. same approximately today, had him tied, 45-45. the bounce, is basically gone. >> do they think having the dnc in north carolina will benefit their strategy if they had the dnc in 2008 in colorado. north carolina won by 14,000 votes in '08. >> right, very tight. they had the convention in
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colorado in 2008. they had a lot of momentum heading in there. they saw it as a purple state they could turn blue. north carolina was a purplish state. turned blue. gone back to the re. the obama campaign doesn't feel as good about north carolina or colorado four years ago. two very different states. rob, paula, a lot of buzz about whether or not they can fill that very large stadium behind us, all the way in the distance. carolina panthers stadium, seats 75,000 people. that its a lot to fill. hoping to get activists energized get them thursday. bring out james taylor, all sorts of musical acts. but it is going to be raining. so that may put a damper on all the festivities. hoping for a beg croig crowd. >> loyalists will have their umbrellas. >> ponchos. >> 75,000. tall order the see what happens thursday night. karen travers reporting live
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from sherry lo from -- charlotte, north carolina. thank you. stay with abc new, we cover the dnc, take-up to charlotte on "america this morning" and "gma" and diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos will anchor our live coverage from charlotte starting tomorrow night at 10:00 eastern time. tune in. president obama heads to louisiana later today to see the damage from hurricane isaac firsthand. yesterday, homeland security chief, janet napolitano told flood survivors fema would be there to help them. more than 200,000 homes and businesses have no power in louisiana six days after hurricane isaac ravaged the state. republican presidential campaign, mitt romney visited the region last friday as karen just mentioned. thousands of people are still out of their homes staying in shelters or with relatives and friend. even those that can go back to their homes are faced with terrible conditions. with more, here's abc's ryan
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owens. >> reporter: the thousand who fled their homes north of new orleans this weekend. >> imed me got to come home. they live near the canal loch that authorities thought was about to fail. look how isaac's water eroded the earth around it. saturday crews opened the loch to relieve the pressure and now bleach the danger has passed. >> the current situation is that everything is stable. integrity of the structure is fine. >> reporter: here is what is not fine. the temperature, heat index in new orleans was 105. with a quarter of million people here without power, without air conditioning, the misery index is higher than that. >> everybody has been hanging out on their front porches. pretty much the only place you can get a breeze. and not -- you know, be sweltering in your own house. so -- it's been sort of miserable. but we are hoping that around the corner they will get the power on by today. >> reporter: most of the area's rivers are now receding. the exception is the pearl
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river. where authorities warn, more flooding is possible. you are looking at some of the homes that are still very much in the danger zen the we took a boat ride on the swollen pearl river which is not expected to crest until some point today at 5 feet above flood stage. until that happens no one here is in the clear. ryan owens, abc news, on the pearl river. so, thank you, ryan. so worth pointing out. this was just a category 1. basically category 1. strong tropical storm. if you hear a 2, 3, 4, god forbid, a 5. imagine the situation. what it could be wherever that storm hits. this was not a strong storm. not a major hurricane. but look at what it did. >> yet, isaac created at least four tornados on rofecord, in illinois and missouri. not life threatening. goes to show you the magnitude what category 1 can produce. >> that size moving that slowly.
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as remnants of sock moved into the midwest, the rain was too little too, late for many bone dry crops including popcorn. the drought is driving up popcorn prices. americans may soon have to pay more for the snack at the grocery store. but the already astronomical popcorn prices at movie theater which i experienced over the weekend not expected to go up anymore. pay $25 a bag. >> take note how much a bag ka s kau -- costs in new york. >> $6. >> we got a medium. >> oh. >> watching your weight, your girlish figure. >> we polished it off. >> i know that. >> went back to rebutter a couple times. >> but r is so good. my problem with self serve. can't do multilayered buttering system. put popcorn. butter on top. >> ask them to fill it up halfway. then you take it back. after you filled up. >> wow you are serious. >> now to a category of vanity
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you don't see very often. some guys who really love their facial hair competed for best beard and mustache in lansing, michigan. they were judged on fierceness which is intentionally vague, to spark creativity. >> judge were looking for how well the hair fit the personality. the event was a fund raiser for local charity thousands. one participant said that gave his mother a reason not to hate his beard. they also invited women with of course fake mustaches and beards. >> thank goodness it was fake. there those who love this stuff, third annual national usa beard and mustaches championships november 11 in vegas, and the world in germany in 2013. the competition just getting started for all you hairy beasts out there. >> wax them up. >> indeed. coming next, safety first at air shows. the rules set up to protect you. >> later, bitterness involving seal and soon to be ex-wife heidi klum.
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welcome back, everybody. >> well, it was the very thing that no one wanted to see. a jet bursting into flames in the middle of an air show. >> the accident in iowa prompted new calls for new precautions. abc's clayton sandel has more. >> reporter: it was a spectacular trouble-free flight until this. >> it just crashed. >> oh! >> reporter: flying in tight formation at an air show in davenport, iowa, this soviet era jet banks towards the ground never recovering. glen smith, a veteran pilot from frisco, texas was killed. >> nose down and burst into flames. >> reporter: since 19 #88 air sw accidents have killed 100 performers. for the 1,200 people who enjoy
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them every year, air shows are almost always safe. here in colorado a crash in the '50s led to new rules. planes must stay 500 to 1500 feet away from crowd and avoid flying towards people. >> there hasn't been a spectator fatality since 1952 that's because of the struict rules. >> reporter: there are new rules when it comes to the world of air races after this crash last september. a f-51 mustang slammed into the crowd in reno, nevada. 11 people were killed. federal investigators found the plane had performance modifications that were undocumented and untested. this spring, ntsb called for stricter rules more training for pilots and c race course to bet eter avoid spectators >> you will see people flying to the edge of the envelope and just assumed ris fork any audience member.
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>> reporter: for many a thrill worst taking. clayton sandel, denver. >> scary footage. yeah. >> the pilot was 59. he left a lucrative job at a tech firm to really invest in restoring soviet fighter jets and to fly to exhibitions. >> took an early retirement to do this. his life ended. in this piece. a lesson to be learned for air shows, we have seen that way too often. we will be right back with more after this.
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welcome back, everybody. fighting word from seal about his soon to be ex-wife, heidi klum. seal made a comment to tmz that appeared to suggest she was a little unfaithful. >> you know that song never going to survive unless we go a little crazy. he later backed off the statement saying he was not
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implying that at all. right. as abc's tanya rivera reports, listen and judge for yourself. >> reporter: cornered by pap ra zae a zee -- paparazzi, and asked about his sep ration from heidi klum. >> listen, that happens when two people separate. they move on. and not all of a sudden to become a nun. >> reporter: then he dropped the bomb. >> wish that heidi showed a little more class, and until we separated. before deciding to fornicate with the help. >> reporter: excuse me, listen again. >> i wish that heidi showed a little more class, and until we separated first, before deciding to fornicate with the help. >> reporter: the first time they have opened up about the divorce and will change the tone. kl of t klum and her bodyguard were spotted in new york and on the beach with her kids.
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tmz reports, klum told friend since the split the two have become close. but through a rep, klum denies seal's charge saying it is sad that seal has to resort to false accusations. >> i wish heidi would have shown a little bit more class. >> reporter: the project run way host and british singer, share four children and once seemed a match made in hollywood heaven. ♪ you are my girl >> reporter: until they announced their separation in january ending seven years of marriage. >> you want to play this low key. you want to play it behind closed doors. you want to have respect for your ex and your children. and it's absolutely shocking that he would stand in front of the camera and make this snarky comment about his soon to be ex-wife. >> i guess if you all have the answer you have been looking for the past seven months. tanya rivera, abc news, new york. >> not a lot of room for interpretation. said what he said. >> his rep said the was
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>> wake up. >> hey, insomniacs you are watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ ♪ >> welcome back, everybody. time now for "insomniac theater." and this morning, paula is taking a look at a story of gangsters during prohibition. what an awful time that must have been. the movie is called "lawless." >> can i say i loved it. gangster movie, prohibition and
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the wettest county in the word, franklin county, virginia. so the bonderant brothers, the characters, and celia from the help, the romantic interest. a corrupt chicago cop, they want a cut of the movie from prohibition. the scene you are about to see, between the sheriff and the chicago special agent, guy pierce, who you literally want to murder. i mean he is such a good antagonist. they're discussing the bonderant boys who aren't bowing to their pressure. >> you are a side show unto yourselves. sheriff, do you have any idea what a thompson submachine gun does to a mortal.
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>> this ain't something. you can't just shoot him. do that around here and people will string us up from a tree. >> do i look stupid to you? >> a lot of faces you will recognize. got to warn you, it is highly graphic. highly graphic. >> i didn't think you liked violence. you've liked this one. >> i liked it. when i say violent. i am talking brass knuckles, tarred and feathered. a little sexually graphic, wouldn't say sexually graphic. little row ma romantic. >> how stars? >> five whiskey bottles. >> five. >> five whiskey bottles. >> your first perfect review there. >> i was in a good mood. i fed myself. popcorn. dots, my man. soda. my belly was full. >> you were good.
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>> really good. >> life is really good for paula faris on the weekend. more from abc next.
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this morning on "world news now" -- the political fight for four more years. >> democrats begin gathering in charlotte to nominate president obama for a second term. it's monday, september 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody, i'm paula faris. happy labor day. hope you have a day full of barbecues and beer. >> cookouts. >> relaxation. >> by the pool. >> watching on tivo. dvr. >> very high ratings for this show. on labor day. everyone -- >> mom and dad. hi, mom. >> everyone likes to get up early on the three-day weekend.
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>> good morning, everybody. happy labor day well the candidates and the convention, big names who will take the stage coming up this week. also ahead, this week, president obama heads to louisiana where the storm of course by now is finally passed. but the flooding and misery from isaac continues to linger there. look at that mess. days and days if not months of recovery in hard-hit areas there. >> then the dangers and millions of backyard this holiday weekend. a warning about unsafe decks that could collapse. the action you might need to take right now. >> scary footage there. people, just chilling on their deck. they don't think is the wood in good shape, are the nails tight, not until something look that happens do you get the wake-up call. scary, huh? >> might want to get it inspected. startling numbers of people are living with an unsafe deck in their backyard. >> yeah. stay tuned for that. later, a casting couch. this story is crazy. new reports say that before tom cruise married katie holmes, top scientology officials held --
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auditions, you heard right, to find him a wife. get inside information in "the skinny." i don't think, that will not be good pr for his church if that is all true. >> like their version of the bachelorette not televised. >> real-life bachelorette. strange. this labor day holiday find democrats arriving in charlotte for this week's national convention. >> almost 6,000 delegates are making their way there with little time to explore the host city before buckling down for the job at hand. that of course is re-nominating president obama, and vice president joe biden. >> delegates aren't the only ones coming to charlotte. protestors are converging in the city as well. police say 800 took part in what they called the march on wall street south. with only one arrest. march organizers predicted thousands of people would show up. just 800 did. for president obama, the theme of hope and change that dominated the democratic
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convention four years ago has given way to a new theme, stay the course. we begin with cecilia vega in charlotte where the incumbent will have the next few days to make his case. >> reporter: the finishing touches are under way. some of the biggest names in politics are about to be center stage. can democrats in charlotte outshine republicans in tampa? >> i love you women! >> let us begin that future for america tonight! >> reporter: to that odd conversation with the empty chair. >> i am not going to shut up. it's my turn. >> reporter: now time for the democrats to roll out the a-listers. some of hollywood's biggest names will play a starring role -- like eva longoria, james taylor, foo fighters, john legend and the black eyed peas. then come the big guns. >> i didn't watch it, but. but i think it's important for everyone to watch these conventions. because this is, this is technically where the campaign begins.
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>> reporter: after telling david letterman last week she didn't watch the republicans. the first lady kicks off the democratic lineup on tuesday. >> we need to keep going with his plan. >> reporter: former president bill clinton takes to the stage on wednesday. followed the next night by the headliner, president obama. >> america, we cannot turn back. >> reporter: and that of course comes with plenty of streamers. the event where president obama is speaking is an outdoor stadium, thousands of people are expected to pack it on thursday night. convention organizers called it a rain-or-shine event. at this point forecast looks like it could be a wet one. cecilia vega, abc news, charlotte. >> mother nature has not been kind this political season. isaac during the republicans. rain, outdoor stadium. >> no retractable roof. umbrellas prohibited. >> so crazy. an interesting point -- we talked about the isaac distraction last week, for republicans. this week distractions as well. they're saying kids are going back to school, labor day over with. parents are trying to get their kids back on schedule.
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little distracted. nfl season kicks off on wednesday night. three, later in the week, thursday, mtv, big award show. >> mtv award. >> they wonder if some of the younger folks, the president needs like he had four years ago will be tuned into the pop culture stuff on mtv and not convention. never a good time to schedule these things. advantage is they're going second a good chance to play defense and rebut what we heard last week. still, never a good time for these things. >> never, ever. >> we're all split attention these days. >> the political world and the public are buzzing abut last week's rnc in tampa. >> one key moment in tampa is fresh in a lot of mind. clint eastwood talking to that, empty chair for 12 minutes. >> what's up? hey? >> abc's senior editor rick klein looks at the impact of all that political stagecraft. >> reporter: president obama and the democrats get to spend the week filling the chair presented by clint eastwood on stage last week. national security and foreign
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policy almost nonexistent from the rhetoric voiced by republicans in tampa. the president has natural advantage there, only one commander-in-chief at a time. >> to me the empty chair which matters, neither side talked to the empty chair of the man or woman that didn't come home from iraq, people are sitting around the table, their husband or wife or their daughter is gone. the empty chair, the woman who has to work two shifts. isn't able to have flex time. who is going to provide that for her? empty chair of a grandfather with alzheimer's can't be there, because the family can't manage them. >> reporter: the white house on a lighter note released recipe for the secret brew of the white house, that's right, a beer recipe. an effort to reach white working class voters. the secret to the election, perhaps, president obama trying to send the message he is ready to occupy the seat next to you even if it is a bar stool. rick klein, abc news, charlotte. >> cheers. >> good stuff. >> bottoms up. >> thank you, mr. president. speak of the president and serious news. the president will travel to louisiana today to see firsthand the aftermath of hurricane
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isaac. hundred of thousand of homes and businesses still have no power this morning. nearly a week after the storm hit. many people are still being kept from their homes because of all of the widespread flooding in parts of the state. those who have been able to go home, still face misery once they get there. >> everybody has been hanging out on their front porches. pretty much the only place we can get a breeze. and not -- you know, be sweltering in your own house. so -- it's been sort of miserable. we are hoping that around the corner they will get the power on by today. >> there is new worry about west pearl river in mississippi. it could top its banks and threaten 5,000 homes in that area. amazing a week later still talking about, watching rivers cresting, and all that. just the widespread impact off a minor hurricane. >> 400,000 still without power, of any kind. can you imagine just, the types of weather that they're dealing with now, and the flooding and
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mugginess and water and the heat, and no air conditioning? got to be tough. >> heat above 100 degrees in parts of louisiana. no ac. why folks are going to shelters, relatives, elsewhere. it's too much. >> in new orleans they had the decadence festival that went off without a hitch. they also had a game at the superdome, tulane/rutgers. over the weekend. >> the dome just getting heated up for football season. >> just getting heated up. >> saints are ready. >> when they come marching in. >> black and gold. 'tis the season. >> no bounty this year. >> are you a bears girl? >> going to root for bears and bengals. >> all right. saints/eagles. that's me. >> oil production slowly resuming after hurricane isaac shut down rigs in the gulf. at the height of the storm nearly 500 oil rigs were evacuated. 18 are still out of operation this morning. analysts say as workers return it could be several days before production is back to normal. that gulf drilling disruption is one reason that the average price of a gallon of
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gas is now $3.80. that is 13 cents higher than a year ago. and highest ever recorded during labor day weekend. prices expected to drop later this week. always anticipating something, never know what it is going to be. >> we'll be there for every penny. >> $800. a forest fire burning out of control in the southern california mountains forced thousand of visitors to evacuate spoiling their holiday weekend. the fire erupted yesterday in the angeles national forest and quickly spread to 3,000 acres near popular recreational area. fire is billowing so much smoke it can be seen from downtown l.a. >> wow. here is your labor day forecast. hope a good one where you are. thunderstorms from albuquerque, phoenix, denver. hail and gusty wind in the dakotas. des moines, omaha, green bay. heavy rain and flooding from the ohio and tennessee valleys. to the mid-atlantic. carolinas and atlanta. 80s in the midwest. 80s from miami up to baltimore. triple digits in dallas and phoenix.
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and some 70s in the pacific northwest. well, one polish city really nt to the dogs this weekend. the 18th annual sausage dog parade, featured a marching band and krakow's favorite pooch, the hot dog. >> wasn't a hot dog. couldn't get bratwurst. or anything? just dogs? >> the highlight a costume contest featuring a dog dressed as a goldfish, and astronaut, a dog as a hot dog in a bun with ketchup and relish, down on the farm dog, jeans and bandanna. but the prize went to a sausage dog complete with a sombrero. is that politically correct? we'll show it to you. >> exactly. this dates back to 1973. been doing this a while? my girlfriend loves that little hot dog. every time she sees one on the street. loves it. >> i like hot dogs on the street, in the bun. >> from the cart.
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abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions, such as tongue or throat swelling, occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as $15 at lunesta.com. there's a land of restful sleep. we can help you go there on the wings of lunesta. since today is unofficially the last day of summer, lots of people will probably spend it outdoors. hanging out on their decks. >> we'll be sleeping. that may not be as safe as it seems. tens of millions of decks are more than 20 years old and could be in danger of collapsing.
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>> reporter: it was prom night in indiana. then suddenly chaos. watch again -- the deck goes down in 2 seconds. the teens suffered bumps and bruises, but this virginia woman broke her leg after her deck collapsed and others have been killed. what should you watch out for? first experts say look for cracked and rotted wood. the people at this birthday party in redmond, washington, had no idea their deck was rotting until it fell out from under them banging them up. another warning sign, weak connections like nails. experts say make sure the deck is bolted instead straight through to the skeleton of the house. >> there was a loud crack, but nothing before that. like, we didn't hear creaking. >> reporter: two people in critical condition after this dramatic deck collapse in golden, colorado.
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third, even if the deck is attached properly make sure the bolts aren't wearing. what happens when people ignore the warning signs. abc news had this built with the number one flaw, weak connections so we could demolish it and show you. one, two, three. it's textbook. like so many, our deck collapses against the building adding a crushing hazard to the danger. that's why experts say if your deck is more than 15 years old get it inspected immediately. >> the last 12 years since 2000, 30 people have died in collapses. >> better safe than sorry. get it inspected if there is any doubt at all. we'll lighten the mood when we come back. >> yeah, coming up eva longoria's high profile nfl romance. >> tom cruise's auditioning
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process and this was no movie role we are talking about. >> it wasn't. >> coming up next in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny
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♪ so skinny >> welcome back, everybody. very interesting possible new couple ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> welcome back, everybody. very interesting possible new couple out there, eva longoria "desperate housewives" fame and broke up with tony parker. the nba guy. could be with another athlete. getting very close. what's the name for women who date athletes. >> we called them jock sniffers. >> i love that. do with that what you will on this holiday. >> eva could be hooking up with jets' quarterback mark sanchez. spotted a few places around new york. been to the caribbean. little vacation. spotted in a restaurant in new york, had a blond wig to throw off paparazzi. photographers here. sources say they're getting close. used to be with tony parker, the nba star broke up with eduardo cruz. she is 37 years old. >> i am wondering? how old is he? >> 25 years old. >> got a little cougar. got a little cougar in her. >> cougar.
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>> yes, indeed. a beautiful woman. i cannot fault mr. sanchez. maybe, maybe, eva, maybe things are getting hot and heavy. >> she likes the athletes. he likes the cougars. >> ain't nothing wrong with that. i love eva. an uncouple alert. we know john mayer and katy perry were dating for two months. he allegedly broke up with her by e-mail. and now, she has been drunk dialing, drunk texting. asking him to take her back. really depressed. need attention. she really liked him. thought it would be serious. does she not know jennifer aniston, taylor swift, jessica simpson. that's not all. she got wind he was going to be at a birthday party. a birthday of his friend. his friend said, hey she is here. he skepd oipped out. >> write me and tell me what it is, that he hooks gorgeous
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endless women. >> he is a musical crooner and hard to get. every woman wants to feel like they could be the one dating him. >> he is the bad boy singer. >> here we go. he looks weird when he sings. i can't get over that. his face gets all. >> he gets into it. he is soulful. >> that's not getting into it. he looks unattractive when he sings. great, great music. >> harsh, faris. >> john. send her an e-mail. >> tom cruise. the article in vanity fair, tailed the process in 2004. how they picked his next girlfriend. top secret project within the church. they had an elaborate auditioning process for actresses, members of scientology. thought they were auditioning for a new training film. they were auditioning to be his girlfriend here. scientology folks are denying and tom cruise will not comment. apparently this led to the match up with an actress, gorgeous woman. look at her. so things got so in trip cat,
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they had a file on her boyfriend at the time. they dug up dirt on him to get her to break up with the boyfriend. she could be with tom. they dated from november 2004 to december 2005. more insight into the church. interesting world. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions, such as tongue or throat swelling, occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as $15
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♪ at work i just take time ♪ and all through the coffee break time ♪ ♪ i say a little prayer for you ♪ >> i will stop singing. >> you can't sing. you don't do much on the show. >> i sing richard marx. >> we'll tell you the story later. that was one of many songs written by hal david. one half of the iconic writing team. >> david collaborated with burt bacharach died of a stroke over the weekend. at the age of 91. with a look at his legacy, his lyrics as well as his life, here is david muir. >> reporter: one half of a writing duo that would create the sound track for so many american lives. hal david first he teamed up with burt bacharach in the 1960s.
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who could forget this one? ♪ rain drops keep falling on my head just like the guy ♪ ♪ whose feet are too big for his bed ♪ >> reporter: they would win oscars for the rain drops. hal david lived in new york. with his family, and bacharach in l.a. they would often collaborate by telephone. ♪ i'm combing my hair now >> reporter: that's how they came up with this one. ♪ i'm wondering which dress to wear now ♪ ♪ i say a little prayer for you ♪ >> reporter: and in college, david once said songs should be like a little film, 3, 4 minutes long and say it as simply as possible. >> the idea of reaching out with warmth and love. is so simple. but it is not so simple. people don't tend to do it. >> reporter: hal david would help make dionne warwick a star, she helped honor him in 2004. with a song -- ♪ what the world needs now is love sweet love ♪
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♪ it's the only thing that there's just too little of ♪ >> reporter: when there was heartbreak -- ♪ walk on by three simple word. >> reporter: warwick's video in the '60s. hal david said when writing a song if it went nowhere he would stick it in a drawer leaving it there for months before trying it again. something david told us a few years ago perhaps just as poignant today. >> i think my true politics are in what the world needs now is love. and i think if that were the politics of the nation, it would be a happier place right now. ♪ that's there's for everyone >> would be a happier place right now. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> amazing. >> how many hits, people sing along. amazing legacy. >> for many of you 30-year-olds feeling a little old. his best work came into his 40s.
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the best is yet to come. >> a l
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ABC World News Now
ABC September 3, 2012 2:05am-4:00am EDT

News/Business. Rob Nelson, Paula Faris. Global news. New. (CC)

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